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Reporter : Bahk Eun-ji
Thu, January 20, 2022 | 07:59
Education ministry encourages teenagers to get vaccinated before spring semester
The vaccination rate for 12 to 17-year-olds has been slowing down during the winter vacation, as the government's COVID-19 vaccine pass system for those who use educational facilities such as private academies and libraries has been suspended. According to the Ministry of Education, 1.84 million out of 2.8 million teens aged 12 to 17 have completed their second dose of the va...
Christian schools receive warning for violating religious freedom
Seoul's education authorities have issued warnings to a number of private Christian and mission schools in the capital for including worship services and religious events during regular school hours, in violation of the principle of freedom of religion.
Wild animal cafes to be banned
The government will ban operation of wild animal cafes where people can see and touch the animals, in a bid to better protect the animals, according to the Ministry of Environment, Friday.
Vaccine pass system partially suspended
A court has partially suspended the government's vaccine pass system, allowing people to enter large supermarkets, department stores and retail stores without providing their COVID-19 vaccination status. The pass system will remain effective for eateries and cafes, however. The Seoul Administrative Court partially accepted the injunction request filed by 1,023 people includin...
Meeting with religious leaders
President Moon Jae-in speaks during a luncheon meeting with the leaders of the country's major religions, Protestantism, Catholicism and Buddhism, at Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul, Wednesday, to ask for their support towards national unity. Yonhap
All construction by HDC halted in Gwangju following disaster
The Gwangju Metropolitan Government has ordered a halt on all construction ongoing by HDC Hyundai Development Company in the city, following the partial collapse of an apartment building, Tuesday, the second deadly building collapse attributed to the developer in the southwestern city in about seven months.
New policies, changes for Seoul City in 2022
Seoul City has introduced some new policies and changes in its programs for 2022. Below are some of the changes to affect the capital.
People delaying booster shots until last minute
The government is encouraging the public to receive booster shots against COVID-19, but many people are postponing it until just before their vaccine pass is set to expire after six months, in an effort to widen the vaccination intervals as much as possible.
'Space Walk' emerging as popular tourist spot in Pohang
The nation's largest walkable art installation, named, “Space Walk” in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, is emerging as a popular tourist attraction. According to Pohang City, Space Walk has rapidly gained attention from tourists and residents alike, as visitors can enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets and night views from the roller coaster track-like structure.
Footage of unhygienic processing of dried squid churns stomachs
A controversy over poor hygiene practices in food preparation has arisen following the release of video footage showing workers at a dried squid factory treading on squid while wearing rubber footwear. The 27-second video was posted to an online community on Saturday, along with the title, “Factory making dried squid products in an unhygienic way.”
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